Paulton Rovers’ Junior Netball Club travelled to Wells Blue School on the 20th March for the annual end of season tournament. The Club took two squads, one U14 and one U11 with both teams performing well with fantastic results.
Paulton’s U14s started the morning against a strong Bridgwater1 side. With the girls anticipating a tough match they decided to play at a steady pace and focus just on their passing. This decision paid dividends with the team pressurising Bridgwater’s defence to score 4 goals against their 5. Fantastic movement across the court from Elena GD, Alice WA and Ruby C ensured that the team kept up with Bridgwater matching them goal for goal, much to the delight of the spectators and players.
On a high from their first match the team of 7 then realised their winning potential and pulled together, all focusing on getting in front of their defenders and attacking into space. This paid off as Megan GS and Lucie GA scored some fantastic goals and cemented their working partnership with Elena GD and Dolly GK working hard in defence, turning over valuable rebounds to secure two great wins against Purnell, winning 0-6 and Bridgwater 2nds 0-7.
The team’s forth match was against an impressive looking Yeovil who didn’t disappoint. The first half ended with Paulton trailing 4 – 1 and feeling defeated, however after a good half time the girls headed back on to court and focused on getting in front of their players, upping their work rate and concentration to pull back the score to 6 – 4. A loss, but a valuable turning point for the players to understand that you play to the final whistle with a positive attitude.
After lunch the girls faced Wells and Sydenham. The defence once again worked hard with both Karla WD and Dolly GK making some fantastic interceptions taking the ball at full flight, much to the delight of the spectators. Ruby and Alice kept up their work rate feeding the circle with accurate passing and great attacking vision to ensure that the team secured two more wins.
Finally the girls faced Chilcompton in a tense match with both teams wanting to win to finish off a great day. Once again Paulton played with great accuracy, with Lucie GA converting Chilcompton’s defensive errors into goals and Megan GS making great drives to create space in the circle. Elena GD, Dolly GK and Karla WD continued to work well creating a tight defensive unit allowing Chilcompton to score only 4 goals. As the final whistle went Paulton were ahead 8 – 4 much to the delight of their spectators and coaches.
All of the girls played outstanding netball and gelled together as a strong team proving that training had paid off. Elena was voted Players Player. The coaches would like to thank all the parents for their support this season and to Katrina for umpiring. If you are interested in playing netball (U11 – U16 or senior) then please contact Victoria 07735507963 or contact us here.